IDO's Decision to Close Domestic Lines Victims Many Citizens

the decision to close the idonun ic has closed many citizens
the decision to close the idonun ic has closed many citizens

The decision to close the domestic lines of IDO victimized a large number of citizens. This victimization re-opened the privatizations in important sectors such as transportation. Because state-owned enterprises can not intervene in the private sector. I wonder how the victimization of the victimized citizens will be eliminated. Consumer access to the consumer, "the access to consumers, easy to reach, quality and cheap public service should be given as," he said. Citizen wonders, TCDD is privatized Ankara-Istanbul, what will happen if high-speed train service is removed? The ring will be again.

Istanbul Sea Buses Inc. (IDO) 1 Decided to stop domestic flights as of December 2018. The company will stop domestic flights and focus more on international flights. IDO Bostancı-Bakirkoy, Bostanci-Kabatas / Besiktas and Adalar domestic flights will be made from December 1 no longer from December. In the decision taken, ship maintenance costs were reported to be effective.

This decision, which was taken by Tepe-Akfen-Souter-Sera joint venture group, caused controversy. Because many citizens living in Istanbul will be negatively affected by the decision. For example, a citizen who arrives in Kadıköy from Bakırköy, for example, will not be able to do so after December.

This victimization of citizens has brought up the issue of privatization of companies operating in an important sector such as transportation. Because if the company does not make a profit, it can close the line. In this case, as in the case of IDO, many citizens may still be victims. And the company can not interfere with this decision taken by the company ..


TCDD has been involved in the privatization program for years. Ergirin Aslan, deputy chairman of TCDD Freight Department of the period, said in a statement in 2013 that TCDD could also be privatized. Again, the decision to establish an anonymous ad on the TCDD in 2013, TCDD Transportation Corporation was decided to establish. Based on the assumption that TCDD is privatized, 'If the winning company won't make money, will it be able to cancel the line it wants?' question comes up. For example, the implementation of the build-operate-transfer model for the subway lines planned to be built in Istanbul is on the agenda. A private company that builds and operates the subway line based on the IDO example of the citizens, says, 'What if there is not enough passengers? The question comes.


The President of Consumers Protection Association (TükoDer) President Aziz Koçal made a statement on the subject. Koçal said in a statement, dönüş In the statements we made during the privatization of IDO, we oppose this privatization by saying that privatization of important public services, such as transportation, will open the door of rent, and that the service that should be given to our citizens as a public good will become a benefit for rent. As we have seen in this decision taken by IDO, we are right about our concerns. Tarafından Ensuring the realization of new investments required by transportation by private enterprise ve and ve privatization of public interests and the establishment of the general public benefit would be appropriate “and the notion of creating the rationale of privatization with fancy words has been hit.“

Koçal ended his speech as follows:

Transportation is one of the fundamental rights of the consumer, it is one of Turkey's rights as a signatory to the global consumer. Therefore, access to consumers; it should be provided as a public service which is easily accessible, high quality and cheap.

Therefore, the basic needs can not be in the forefront of profit, the basic needs of service and consumer is in the foreground. In the privatized transportation services, the fact that the road to rent is open causes the quality of service to be expensive and the right of transportation, which is the most basic rights of the consumer, is expensive.

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